Frank Georg Schulz | TERRATEST

Why Is It Important To Check the Bearing Capacity and Compaction Quality of Soils

Jun 23rd 2015 at 5:17 AM

Investing in high-quality dynamic load plate testing equipment can provide you with long-term servings and improve your productivity in the field. You can find a wide variety of testing equipment online, and one of the things that you should consider purchasing is the light weight deflectometer. This device provides a more efficient, non-destructive, and faster way to determine the compaction and bearing capacity of soils and the pavements. It is the lighter and portable version of the falling weight deflectometer, and it can be carried and operated by a single person (unlike its non-portable version). Hence, it is an extremely cost-effective and practical device for field testing, especially when dealing with ditches and other hard to reach areas.

It can be more convenient to purchase a light weight deflectometer online for various reasons. Reputable manufacturers share information about their products through their websites, so you can easily learn more about LWDs and how they can be a valuable testing tool for your construction projects. LWDs are ideal compaction testing equipment for a wide range of applications, including road construction, power lines, earthworks, landscaping and gardening, and sewage pipes. They are useful for landscaping and gardening projects, civil engineering, and the construction of sports grounds, too.

It is important to check the credentials and accreditation of the light weight deflectometer. A high-quality device must be accredited by the ASTM E2835-11, which ensures the correct and safe testing of soil compaction, soil bearing quality, and pavement evaluation. Look for an LWD that complies with international and German regulations, too, such as the TP BF-StB part B 8.3 edition 2012, RVS 08.03.04 March 2008, and TB 10102-2004-J338-2004. These standards determine the credibility of light weight deflectometers when used in various applications, like road construction, earthworks, and railroad construction.

Manufacturers can tell you more about the light weight deflectometer when you call them, or you can request a quote online. This way, you can determine how much an LWD would cost and the long-term savings that it can provide to your business. LWDs come with a built-in printer, Bluetooth technology, and GPS to provide faster results on the spot to save you time and money, and prevent delays. The robust, weatherproof housing protects the computing device from harsh environmental conditions, such as when the LWD is used for compaction tests in sewers, backfills, and trench digging.

Buy a light weight deflectometer from a reputable company. Look for one that equips its LWDs with a high-performance rechargeable battery, text input function, PC software, GPS system, and compatibility with an Android app.

About The Author:
TERRATEST GmbH is world leader in development and manufacturing of Light Weight Deflectometers for dynamic load plate test. They offer the world’s first light weight deflectometer “TERRATEST 5000 BLU” with Bluetooth and voice navigation. For more information about their products visit their website!

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